BAMBANG SUSANTONO is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Distinguished in providing global thought leadership on sustainable development, he actively conducts research, publishes several books, and writes articles in the subject of infrastructure, transportation, urban and regional planning, and climate change.
He holds a PhD in Infrastructure Planning, and two Master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering, and City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Civil Engineering Department, the Bandung Institute of Technology.
Dr. Susantono is responsible for managing knowledge in ADB and coordinating research and studies on various topics such as energy, transport, water, education, health, finance, digital technology, urban; and cross-cutting nexus themes such as climate change, environment, governance, gender equality, social development, rural development and food security, and regional cooperation. He also coordinates ADB annual flagship publications such as the Asian Development Outlook, Key Indicators of Asia Pacific, and Asian Regional Economic Integration Report.
Prior to this, Dr. Susantono was the Acting Minister, and Vice-Minister of Transportation of Indonesia, and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development at the Office of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. He was also Member of the Board for airline, port, telecommunications, and media companies. He chaired several research institutes and taught in universities.